• Date: 08/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Karl Gawthorpe Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

United Retriever Club

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

United Retriever Club, Sub-Group Championship Show 8th August 2018 

I would like to thank the officers and committee for the invitation to judge bitches at this wonderful well run show, I have had the honour to have judged for this club three times now, I have done both sexes at the Championship show and also the breed at their open show.

Also I would like to thank my two stewards Mrs Barbara Gentleman and Mrs Dianne Rourke-Knight, the exhibitors for a lovely entry and for you all accepting my decisions on the day. Both my co-judge and I had to use the referee for Best of Breed and Best Puppy, as we both had put through great animals and we were there stood split hairs, so thought it was only fair on the exhibits to use the referee. 

Bitch CC, Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex in Show Bidin’s ANUEDIS ISABELLA [ATC AU01432ITA]

Res Bitch CC Gurzhiy’s RUSMAIRAS LAMBADA [ATC AU01851RUS]

Best Puppy Bitch & BPIB Teasdale’s ROCHEBY BY MOONLIGHT

Best Veteran Bitch Rogers’ WOODMIST SAFFRON

Veteran Bitch 4 (1ab)

1st & BVB Rogers’ Woodmist Saffron, 11 ½ yrs. yellow, with a lovely melting head and expression, nice length of neck going into well placed shoulders, good angles front and rear, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, good level top line and correct tail, which was held firm on the moved, she really enjoyed her day and really doesn’t look her age, moved with drive, in correct coat.

2nd Parr’s AQUALOOP PLAYING MISTY AT STONEAVON, 10 yrs. old chocolate in excellent coat, feminine head and expression, lovely eye colour and shape, nice neck into good shoulders, nice depth of chest, good level top line and otter tail, that was held well on the move, nice turn of stifle, moved well around the ring.

3rd Wilmshurst’s MANDAMAY BEYONCE SHCM, 9 yrs. old yellow, sweet head and expression, good neck into a good front, good depth of chest and spring of rib, good turn of stifle, moved well around the ring.

Minor Puppy Bitch 17 (4 abs)

1st, BPB Teasdale’s Rocheby By Moonlight, 6 months old black baby in wonderful coat, looking just right for her age, lovely sweet feminine head and melting expression, lovely angles both front and rear, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, good level top line and correct tail placement which was held correctly on the move, plenty of bone, lovely turn of stifle which she used to move around the ring with ease, at one with her handler and it was a pleasure to award her the class, one that I could have easily have brought home with me. She was awarded best puppy in breed on the referee’s decision.

2nd Harvey-Major’s LINJOR THE COVER GIRL, 6 months yellow, with a sweet head and melting expression, good length of neck into well placed shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of rib, good top line and correct tail placement, nice turn of stifle moved and showed well, loved her angles both front and rear, correct coat.

3rd Allen & Bott’s ALLENIE'S TAMPA BAY D'ORTA, nearly 9 month old yellow, lovely head and expression without being overdone in any way, good strong neck into good lay of shoulders, nice depth of chest and spring of rib, good angles both front and rear, lovely turn of stifle that helped her move around the ring with ease, good strong top line and tail placement which was held on the move.

Puppy Bitch 15 (4abs)

1st Needham’s DANRYL OPIHR, Black of 11 month of age, good head and expression, good length of neck going into well-placed shoulders, nice depth of chest, nice turn of stifle with well-developed second thigh, strong level top line and correct tail placement, which she kept well on the move.

2nd Rowe’ Rocheby Mimosa, Yellow 10 month old, with a sweet feminine head and expression, lovely angles both front and rear, nice length of neck flowing into well-placed shoulders, nice depth of chest, good level top line and correct tail placement, which were both kept level on the move.

3rd Edwards’ Kimbajak Proper Madam, Yellow 10 month of age, lovely head and sweet expression, good reach of neck into well-placed shoulders, good turn of stifle, a nice level topline which was held well on the move, moved with drive.

Junior Bitch 12 (3abs)

1st Woodley’s Crosscroyde Class Society at Alkamhurst, Yellow with a lovely feminine head and sweet expression, lovely strong neck flowing into well placed shoulders, nice depth of chest and good spring of ribs, well developed second thigh and good turn of stifle, this helped her move around the ring with ease, good level top line, stood foursquare on good bone.

2nd Tickenr & Welford’s Ankari Dora The Explorer, upstanding black with a nice head and expression, good length of neck into good shoulders, nice depth of chest good turn of stifle, moved with drive around the ring, level top line which was held on the move.

3rd Collins’ Carromer Worth A Glance at Kaspair, Sweet feminine black with a melting head and expression, good neck into well-placed shoulders, nice depth of chest and spring of rib, good top line and tail set, nice turn of stifle, moved ok

Yearling Bitch 12 (3abs)

1st Bidin’s Anuedis Isabella (ITA), yellow bitch which in my eyes fulfilled what I was looking for in the breed, she had a lovely sweet feminine head with such a melting expression, lovely length of neck that just flowed into well-placed shoulders, she had such lovely angles both front and rear, lovely depth of chest, a good spring of rib, short coupled, lovely strong firm top line, which was held firm on the move, lovely turn of stifle and well developed second thigh which she used to move effetely around the ring, she was always at one with her handler, it was a pleasure to award her the Bitch CC today, it was also lovely to see her go best of breed under the referee, and to finally end up Best Opposite sex in show.

2nd Goodwin & Bishop’s Centenalee Ice Dancer at Yalbury, Yellow with a lovely sweet feminine head and expression, good neck into good shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of rib, good turn of stifle and well developed second thigh, which she moved to move with drive around the ring, always at one with her handler. Firm top line which she held well on the move. Stood foursquare.

3rd Percival’s Wynfaul Vickers, lovely black with a lovely head and melting expression, lovely angles both front and rear, lovely length of neck flowing into well placed shoulders, nice depth of chest and good spring of rib, strong top line and correct tail set, nice turn of stifle and second thigh which she used to move well around the ring.

Maiden Bitch 9 (4abs)

1st Harvey-Major’s LINJOR THE COVER GIRL, 2nd in MPB

2nd Rawlinson & Balshaw’s Halshimoor Pitch Perfect with Shanorrell, lovely yellow with a sweet feminine head and expression, good nice into well-placed shoulders, good depth of chest, good turn of stifle, moved well with drive, always at one with her young handler.

3rd Edwards’ Kimbajak Proper Madam, 3rd in PB

Novice Bitch 12 (1abs)

1st Shirton’s Woolams Proper Enchanting, lovely upstanding black with a lovely head and expression, good length of neck flowing into well placed shoulders, nice depth of chest, and short coupled, good turn of stifle and well developed second thigh, strong top line which was held firm on the move, stood foursquare.

2nd Harvey-Major’s LINJOR THE COVER GIRL, 2nd in MPB & 1st Maiden Bitch

3rd Rawlinson & Balshaw’s Halshimoor Pitch Perfect with Shanorrell, 2nd Maiden Bitch

Undergraduate Bitch 10 (2abs)

1st Gurzhiy’s Rusmairas Lambada (RUS), another Yellow bitch who caught my eye as soon as she walked into the ring, lovely sweet feminine head and expression without being overdone in any way, good length of neck flowing into well placed shoulders, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, strong top line, which was held well on the move, good turn of stifle and second thigh which helped her move around the ring with drive, pleased to award her RCC.

2nd Lambert’s Mattand Front Page (AI), a smashing black bitch that again caught my eye, she as such a sweet feminine head and melting expression, excellent length of neck flowing into well placed shoulders, lovely deep depth of chest and good spring of ribs, good level firm top line, short coupled, lovely turn of stifle and well developed second thigh, she moved around the ring with ease.

3rd Stoker’s Madgack Mimosa, Black with lovely head and expression, good shoulders and depth of chest, good turn of stifle, level top line and correct tail set, moved and showed well.

Graduate Bitch 8

1st Powell’s Seatallan Yoshino (AI), Upstanding black, a lovely girl to go over from top to toe, Lovely head with a melting expression, good length of neck flowing into correct shoulder placement, plenty of heart room, good spring of ribs, strong level top line and tail set which was held firm when she used her turn of stifle to drive her around the ring, stood foursquare of good feet.

2nd Lambert’s Mattand Excuse Me Sir JW, another good bitch from this kennel and was a pleasure to go over, great head and expression, strong neck flowing into well placed shoulders, good firm top line, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, short coupled, nice turn of stifle and second thigh which she used to drive around the ring.

3rd Ennis-Holden’s Mariank Decorum, Lovely Yellow but today was just carrying a little too much weight for higher awards, but she still has a lovely head and expression, good neck going into well-placed shoulders, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, short coupled, firm top line, and good turn of stifle and moved with drive.

Post Graduate Bitch 14 (4abs)

1st Johnson’s Cremino Crushed Ice, sweet feminine yellow with a lovely head and melting expression, nice length of neck flowing into well placed shoulders, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, short coupled, strong level top line and correct tail placement, which was held on the move, good turn of stifle, stood foursquare, moved with drive around the ring.

2nd Thorpe’s Taph’s Sizzling Sophie JW, darker yellow, with a lovely head and expression, nice length of neck going into correct shoulder placement, good depth of chest, nice and short coupled, good angles front and rear, nice turn of stifle that she used to help her move around the ring.

3rd Britton’s Bowstones Polka, upstanding dark yellow with a sweet feminine head and expression, good length of neck going into well-laid shoulders, great angels both front and rear, good depth of chest, nice turn to stifle, level top line which was held while she moved around the ring.

Mid Limit Bitch 15 (4abs)

1st Woodley’s A Sense of Pleasure’s Ylvi at Alkhamhurst, sweet feminine black with a lovely head and expression, great length of neck flowing into lovely well laid shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of ribs, nice short coupled, good turn of stifle and well developed second thigh, moved with drive around the ring and held her top line level.

2nd Hodge’s Naiken Carinsia, lovely feminine black with a great head and expression, well developed neck going into correct shoulder placement, nice spring of rib and depth of chest, short coupled, lovely angles front and rear, well developed second thigh, moved with drive around the ring, held her top line firm on the move.

3rd Carpanini’s Carpenny Virginia, lovely yellow and you can tell what kennel she was from, great feminine head and expression, lovely length of neck into correct shoulder placement, lovely angles both front and rear, firm level top line and correct tail placement, moved with drive around the ring.

Limit Bitch 16 (3abs)

1st Hodge’s Naiken Classic Cliché, wonderful chocolate with a lovely head and expression with correct colour eyes, strong neck flowing into well placed shoulders, lovely angles both front and rear, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, short coupled, good turn of stifle with well-developed second thigh that she used well to move with ease around the ring, firm top line, which was held firm on the move, correct tail and placement.

2nd Callaghan’s Bannabeach Charlottes Web (IKC), sweet feminine chocolate with a lovely head and expression, excellent neck into well placed shoulders, good angles both front and rear, nice depth of chest and spring of ribs, short coupled, good turn of stifle which she used well to move with drive around the ring, top line held firm on the move.

3rd Bidin’s Anuedis Red Hot Mama (ITA), strong yellow without being overdone in any way, sweet head and expression, firm strong next into well-angled shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of ribs, short coupled, nice turn of stifle which she used to move around the ring with ease.

Open Bitch 14 (1ab)

1st Harvey-Major’s Anuedis Everybody Is Fine In Linjor (IMP ITA), yellow feminine with a sweet head and expression, good length of neck into well placed shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of ribs, good angles front and rear, strong level top line which was held on the move, good turn of stifle and well developed second thigh.

2nd Mills’ Lembas Go Gentle JW, lovely feminine black with a melting head and expression, good neck flowing into well-placed shoulders, lovely spring of ribs and a nice depth of chest, short coupled, good angles front and rear, moved well.

3rd Carpanini’s Sh Ch Carpenny Portia, Feminine black with a sweet head and expression, a good neck into well-placed shoulders, good depth of chest, good angles both front and rear, nice turn of stifle, moved with drive.

Special Working Bitch 4 (1ab)

1st Coode’s Warringah’s Gulwarra JW, Upstanding black with a good head and expression, well developed neck flowing into well placed shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of ribs that will allow this bitch to work all day, nice angles both front and rear, strong firm top line which was held well on the move, moved with drive and using her back end well.

2nd Venturi-Rose’s Leospring Bunty Choconut, Chocolate of good workman type, still with that lovely feminine head and expression, good depth of chest and spring of ribs, good turn of stifle, and well developed second thigh that she used to move with drive.

3rd King’s Linthwaite Cleopatra JW, Yellow with a strong but feminine head and expression, firm neck into well-placed shoulders, good depth of chest, and a nice turn of stifle that she used to move around the ring.

Judge Karl Gawthorpe